TikTok fined for $345 million by Irish Data Protection Commission

The An Coimisinéir Cosanta Sonraí (Irish Data Protection Commission ‘IDPC’) fined TikTok Technology Limited (TikTok) $345 million for failing to comply with its obligations under EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in relation to its processing of personal data relating to child users on the TikTok platform. IDPC noted that during the period from 31st July 2020 – 31st December 2020, TikTok violated GDPR by making “public-by-default”, the content posted by children on its platform & for implementing ‘dark-patterns’ nudging users for a more privacy-intrusive settings.